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May 25, 2020
RoadrunnerMay 25, 2020
Do roadrunner's footprints ward off evil spirits? Does this animal have solar panels? Do they really make a "beep beep" sound? How fast can they go, and how do they do it? Who would win, a roadrunner or a rattlesnake? Get the answer to all of these questions and more on this episode of Species. Bibliography
May 17, 2020
PorcupinefishMay 17, 2020
Come listen and learn about the science of inflatable fish on this episode of Species. Bibliography
May 11, 2020
CamelMay 11, 2020
Why do camels have humps, and is there actually water in them? How do camels survive in the desert with that hairy coat? What's special about camel blood, and camel urine? Learn all about the dromedary on this episode of...
May 04, 2020
Flying SquidMay 04, 2020
Yes, this is a real thing. No, we don't mean "gliding," or "jumping," we mean flying. Come learn about a biological rocket and the history of jet propulsion on this insane episode of Species. Bibliography
Apr 28, 2020
Pandemics, Politics, Sex, and Sentience with Geoffrey MillerApril 28, 2020
Geoffrey Miller is among the most prominent scientists on earth. As an evolutionary psychologist, he has published over one hundred academic articles with over 14,000 citations, and he is the author of several popular books. His work has been featured everywhere from The New York Times to The Joe Rogan Experience, and he...
Apr 27, 2020
ToucanApril 27, 2020
Why do toucans have big beaks? Surprisingly, not because of sexual selection! Come learn about the many uses of the toucan's beak, hear about the bird that pays rent to toucans in blood, and discover how to make lighter...
Apr 20, 2020
ParrotfishApril 20, 2020
Learn about the defensive benefits of mucus, the origins of disgust, the disturbing source of tropical beaches, and the benefits of changing sex, all on this episode of Species. Bibliography Donate
Apr 16, 2020
COVID-19 & Animal Activism with John ObergApril 16, 2020
In this episode, Macken sits down for a livestream with social media expert John Oberg. John gives us a tutorial on activism in the era...
Apr 13, 2020
OryxApril 13, 2020
The Arabian oryx is a legendary animal that rose from the dead and (possibly) started the myth of the unicorn. Come learn everything about them and their remarkable meteorological capabilities on this episode of...
Apr 06, 2020
Fruit FlyApril 06, 2020
This is one of the most important species in human history, and one of the most well-understood beings in the universe. Why do we use them in labs? Are they sentient? Will they get me sick? Come hear all about fruit flies...